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Global coronavirus infections exceed 1.9M

ANKARA The global coronavirus cases surpassed 1.9 million on Monday, according to a running tally by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. The Hopkins data showed that the global number of deaths reached...

Trump ripped over idea to inject bleach to kill virus

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump is being widely harangued for suggesting people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus be injected with disinfectants to eliminate the disease. "Please...

Eurasian countries fighting pandemic

NUR SULTAN, Kazakhstan  Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Georgia, and Uzbekistan reported a spike in cases.  Ukraine The Health Ministry of Ukraine announced 492 more people caught the virus, raising the tally to...

Russian prime minister tests positive for coronavirus

MOSCOW Russia's prime minister announced on Thursday that he had contracted the novel coronavirus at a video conference with the country's President Vladimir Putin. Premier Mikhail Mishustin, who was appointed to...

Belgium: Virus cases near 50,000 as deaths drop

BRUSSELS The number of coronavirus cases in Belgium moved close to 50,000 on Saturday, with nearly 8,000 deaths. The Federal Public Health Service recorded 485 new COVID-19 cases over the past...

Serbia aims to end coronavirus restrictions this week

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbia is planning to lift its restrictions due to the novel coronavirus this week amid a significant slowdown in the number of new infections, the country’s president said...

Palestine extends state of emergency over coronavirus

RAMALLAH, Palestine Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas agreed late Monday to extend the country’s state of emergency amid the spread of the novel coronavirus.    According to the official WAFA news agency,...

Germany: Muslims ready to go back to mosques

BERLIN  Mosques in Germany will reopen their doors to worshippers this weekend, following a government decision to ease coronavirus restrictions in the country. The mosques around the country will gradually reopen...

Iran reopens mosques despite surge in virus cases

TEHRAN  Iran reopened all mosques across the country on Tuesday despite a surge in the number of coronavirus cases. The move was taken to allow worshippers to observe the last ten...

Turkey: 2,000+ more recover from virus, active cases drop

ANKARA The total number of recoveries from coronavirus in Turkey rose to 108,137, with active cases dropping to 35,834, the country’s health minister said on Saturday. The death toll from the...

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Turkey ready for talks with Greece: Ruling party

ANKARA Turkey is ready for talks with Greece amid ongoing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, said Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday. “There is no problem for...

France reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

PARIS France reported 10,008 new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, reaching 468,069 in total. It registered 78 new fatalities taking the death toll to 31,416. In...

Egypt supports political settlement in Libya: Sisi

ANKARA Egypt's interest in upholding international peace and security includes protecting people from the scourge of armed conflict through launching comprehensive political processes based on...

Turkish Cyprus hails Turkey-EU talks on Eastern Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cyprus on Tuesday praised talks between Turkey and the European Union on recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – September 23, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Coronavirus...